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- 276. [ROOTS-L] Re documentation/sources 
- When I was a teenager I started making a tree because I never met any
family until I was around 10 actually what I made was not really a
tree it was just things that proved to me I had family at all.
For instance my great grandmother date of birth her date of death and
that she loved to eat walnuts.
I was very happy that she loved to eat walnuts,
then I had my Grandfather I had his birthdate and that he died in the
concentration camp Terezen but not
- 277. [ROOTS-L] the Spain family of Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, Durham 
- Does anyone have any connection with or information on the Spains of Monkwearmouth? Particularly we are looking for data on William Spain b. 28 Sep 1863 (son of Jacob Spain and Ann Douglass). It looks like Wm. Spain may have led a 'double life' - with a family in Monkwearmouth and another that he took to Massachusetts in America. Any and all information or suggestions on how to proceed with research will be most welcome.
Thanks - feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org nancy
- 278. [ROOTS-L] NEED HELP IN TRANSLATION - 1860 Census 
- Hi Everyone,
Need more eyes to help me translate the "Occupation" of the Alfred Mattison
For those of you who don't have Ancestry or access to the image I will be
glad to send it to you in a JPEG download so you can see it.
Any and all opinions appreciated.
Name: Alfred Mattison
Age in 1860: 29
Birth Year: abt 1831
Home in 1860: Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont
Post Office: Shaftsbury
Value of real estate: V
- 279. Re: [ROOTS-L] Family Trees on line - An invasion of Privacy? 
- I would probably remove their names as it is not worth dealing with them,
but I must say that the likelyhood that an "invasion of privacy" would occur
based soley on their names being listed even with those of their ancestors
is very improbable. Ask them to make sure that they are not listed in the
phone book as well.....On a legal note, even if there was a lawsuit it would
be nearly impossible to prove that the listing of their names caused an
invasion of privacy if there was one. Sounds like they a
- 280. Re: [ROOTS-L] Census Indexing project 
There are some here who are already participating in this project. Although
I do wonder
how many of those who complain about the cost of subscription sites are
The faster it gets done the more free information we will have on the
internet. Some of the information is already appearing online. I have done
extensive searching through
the Georgia death records that are now online through this project. Found
death certificates for family members.
I once hoped th
- 281. Re: [ROOTS-L] Family Trees on line - An invasion of Privacy 
- What you wrote triggered stories
I grew up with all sorts of stories also from my parents.
they both told me stories in different ways.
My mother worked took care of the house and me there was never enough
I remember some conversations with my mother but it was if she
had a story for everything that I did
a few examples were don't eat
so much candy you'll get fat your father had an aunt and she
ate and ate so much and got s
- 282. Re: [ROOTS-L] Mac System 
- >From: Robert Harmon
> > Hi Mac users,
>> Just recently purchased an iMac and would like some pointers/help in
>> deciding whether to change from Legacy to Generations or stay in
> > Windows with Legacy.
> > Please reply to me at email@example.com
> > Thanks in advance.
> > B.C. Alderson
>I'm a little late but I would suggest "Reunion" by Leister.
Seconded. Excellent program and support. http://www.leisterpro.com/
- 283. Re: [ROOTS-L] Keeping all your family genealogy to your self? 
I have no problem publishing family tree that aren't my own along my
research as long as they are cited as such and that I have other sources
supporting that tree or not. Research in any field is based on a lot of
other people's work if you include such info (provided it is not an entire
treatise, then you need permission to reprint) cite it, build on it. It is
practically impossible to "keep your genealogy to yourself".
Much of my info came from email exchanges with family, and
- 284. Re: [ROOTS-L] Mac Users 
- I use Reunion 8, Reunion 9 is available:
> I have been using a program, GeditCom for many
> years and taught several how
> to use it. Free trial at geditcom.com. Sorry,
> not available for Windows.
> Bob Bradford
- 285. Re: [ROOTS-L] Contact with Ancestry.com 
- Contact Us
If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, we'd be glad to assist you.
You can reach our Customer Service Center at 1-800-262-3787.
Operating hours are 9 AM - 7 PM Eastern, Monday through Friday. You can also
access our "Ask Ancestry" Knowledge base.
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Subject: [ROOTS-L] Contact with Ancestry
- 286. [ROOTS-L] olden times 
- Telling about heating your house in winter with the heat going up the
stairway to the second floor reminded me of when my husbands aunt passed away. He
was her administrator and she lived in a old house that had originally been a
small house on her husbands grand parents farm. The family moved it to
town, added a second floor and her husband grew up in that house.
Well, the only heat upstairs still was gravity heat that went up the
stairway and threw a couple of vents. The young, naive real
- 287. Re: [ROOTS-L] Flash drive storage 
In a message dated 1/4/2008 1:24:26 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
I've heard that a flash drive is a magnetic storage device,
rather than a laser inscribed device. If that is the case, and one travels
it may be advisable to not take it in
carry-on, in case they have the magnetic fields turned too high at the
I don't travel with mine. It's strictly a backup for my genealogy and
documents data which is what I thought the origina
- 288. [ROOTS-L] Time and Date calender 
- Any Year, time and date calender. Don't know if this has been posted
before, but great to have for genealogy dates.
**************Start the year off right. Easy ways to stay in shape.
- 289. Re: [ROOTS-L] Family Trees on line - An invasion of Privacy? 
In a message dated 1/19/2008 11:17:25 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
She has a well documented tree I have a well word of mouth
A word of mouth tree really drives me up a wall and makes for so many
mistakes that are currently online. Best that they be kept off the internet, in my
**************Start the year off right. Easy ways to stay in shape.
- 290. [ROOTS-L] Ancestry.com 
- Below is my breakdown on Ancestry.com versus cost, versus time involved,
As a retired baby boomer, who loves to do research, by nature, not only has
this been a joy, pleasure, and labor of love, but a wonderful refresher
course in the history our country. With each era in history, I spend many hours
reading of this grand country and how my ancestors lived and breathed, worked,
migrated, customs, wars, intermarried, prejudices, fears, priorities, taxes,
- 291. Re: [ROOTS-L] Family Trees on line - An invasion of Privacy? 
- On line information........
While I try not to have any living relatives in my family tree......I made
at least one great error (grin). My mother born 1904 died just last year in
December!! You're right she showed up on my family tree long before she passed
I'm sure below is just a small portion of information that is online with
more detailed information than a name listed in a Family Tree with no dates.
I am not mentioning any deaths since that is usually not relative to anyone
- 292. Re: [ROOTS-L] ROOTS Digest, Vol 3, Issue 4, Living people 
- I agree with Kirsten 100%. If you rea the rules for
various sites, it is definitely recommended that living
people not be included in a family tree.
Also, there were lots of people born after the census
was taken in 1930 and are still living.
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2008 15:44:56 -0800
From: "Kirsten Bowman"
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Family Trees on line - An
invasion of Privacy?
To: "Vicki Rebneris" ,
- 293. [ROOTS-L] faulty memories 
- I am not sure that this is the correct thread for these comments .Reading
the messages re crediting your sources .It seemed to me that I would like to
.There are two reasons for crediting your sources .One is to give credit to
the person whos work you are copying ,if that is the case . The second is to
show where the information came from ,so that folks can decide for
themselves how accurate the information is .
I think the latter is the most important because we have three sources for
- 294. Re: [ROOTS-L] Invasion of Privacy 
- No, Micki, I've never had my identity stolen; and I have my name and other
identifying information (including my mother's maiden name), readily accessible
When a bank or other credit-issuing company asks for my mother's maiden name
for identification I use another name--but I've also been reassured by every
company I deal with, that mother's maiden name is ONLY used for ID in
CONNECTION with other information--such as the account number, SS number and other
PRIVATE data such as a pin
- 295. Re: [ROOTS-L] ROOTS Digest, Vol 3, Issue 56 
- Do you really want your own site or do you want your info posted to a site
such as rootsweb?
If you want your own site with your own domain name, I suggest you check out
a LOT of different genealogical web sites, writing down exactly what it is
you like about each site so you can begin to envision what you want yours to
look like and the features you want to include.
The number of individuals in your database should not make a difference in
the type of website you have. But your genealogy s
- 296. [ROOTS-L] Williamson County, Texas 
- An obit that I need from Williamson County seems hard to get. I need the
obit for Harry Berton Stringfellow, who died there on July 1, 2007. I've
spoken to the people at the Williams County Sun newspaper and sent an e-mail
to a person at the library who searches the newspapers for such things as
this obit, but with no results from either source.
I will be happy to pay someone who will personally check at either, or both,
sources for this obit. I feel almost 100% sure that it is in Williamson
- 297. Re: [ROOTS-L] ROOTS Digest, Vol 3, Issue 24 
- s.s. death benefit is only payable to a spouse. Dan Dwyer
- 298. [ROOTS-L] MOFFITT Most Wanted List - Updated 28 Jan. 2008 
- The MOFFITT Most Wanted web page has been updated. There is 1 new
entry - 303 total!
Please visit: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~yvonne/moffitt.html to
see if your elusive MOFFITT (et al) is there! Please note: Many USA
MOFFITTS originated in NC, primarily Randolph Co.
Also, visit http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~yvonne/ to see other Most
Wanted web sites.
The MOFFITT Most Wanted Web Site was 10 years old on Sep. 24!
- 299. Re: [ROOTS-L] Ancestry discounts? 
- After reading this thread,
yes i love my free gmail.
I love ancestry but not its price. I am a single mom, work six+ days per
week. Heritage quest is great but the census scans are weak, Their indexing
does however seem to be better than ancestry at times.
My ancestry subscription expired 12/31 In an effort to assist some which
requested assistance from me I took a month extra. Ouch! In a recent case,
I have spent more time searching another free site and have turned up more
results faster than ance
- 300. Re: [ROOTS-L] Invasion of Privacy; other considerations 
- Which probably has something to do with the wise custom of someone
always remaining at the home during the funeral. In my small Southern
hometown, there were usually also several ladies at the home making a
meal for those returning from the funeral.
On Jan 2, 2008 11:14 AM, M Boyer wrote:
> Here's another thing to consider re obits and privacy. When my
> grandmother died (1969) it was customary to publish the funeral and
> burial dates and times so that those who wanted t
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